If you have a travel lover in your life then you won’t want to miss out on some of the hottest toys, accessories, books, games, and electronics this year. No more guessing what your kids really want. We’ve pulled ten of our favorite products to help you in your shopping for the perfect holiday or birthday gift this year.
Airplane lovers and parents who don’t want to buy plastic toys can now rejoice. The Diggin Box Set comes with two airplanes, one helicopter, heliport and a break apart runway that fits nicely into its own carrier. No more dragging multiple pieces everywhere from random plane sets. Now your kids have their own airport to bring in the car, plane, or train with them.
Little travel fans will love this charm necklace that comes with a globe and binoculars on it. Spark that inner wanderer in your little princess, and see where she wants to go next. You may be surprised when she knows about a city you have never heard of.
Grade school kids will love learning geography on this interactive map. Play games, hunt for new places, and help your children open a world they never knew existed. Just watch out—they may want to start quizzing you. Time to brush up on your geography mom and dad!
Hand your kids the world and they will learn more than they ever knew they could. This globe features three activity panels, 19 activities, and hours of audio information to keep your kids learning in a fun and entertaining way. With more than 250 countries to explore, you may need to check on the kids to make sure they are still remembering to eat. World travelers can get distracted, as you know.
Road trip loving families won’t be able to get enough of this fact-filled activity book that includes road trip itineraries to show your kids some of the craziest stuff we have in the U.S. If you need a little inspiration, tell one kid to close their eyes and flip through the pages before choosing one. Grab that itinerary and start planning your next trip.
Road trips can get long and boring if you don’t pack the right entertainment. Hand the kids SpotIt! to make the time fly by as they look for clues in the cards and along the road. The cards can even be turned into a game of travel bingo. Don’t forget a few prizes to hand out to the winners.
Who doesn’t love MadLibs? Parents played it when they were kids and now you can take a travel-specific version out on your next adventure. Create hilarious scenarios, and see who can come up with the most creative tale. Just watch what you hand your kids to drink. You don’t want milk squirting out of their noses in the car.
If MadLibs and Bingo don’t do it for you, send the kids on a road trip scavenger hunt. With 54 cards in the box and loads for your kids to find, you can divvy out cards to each kid or hold one up until everyone finds a different object that fits. The possibilities are endless, which is a good thing since you still have three hours left until you get to grandma’s house.
Little artists can’t always be bothered to put down their paint and crayons for a family adventure. Encourage your kids to capture the journey and the destination with this travel easel that comes with everything they will need.
Suitcases may be the last things on your kids' minds until they see siblings rolling their own bags. Pottery Barn has come to the rescue with fun patterns and the option to personalize each bag with your child’s name. No more mix ups as they pack or at the hotel. Bonus for parents: if your kid has their own bag, they have to carry it. You don’t have to lug around extra suitcases anymore!
Traveling with babies can be tricky, but travel insurance may be able to provide some reassurance.
Keryn is an East Coast native living life as a freelance writer in Seattle surrounded by her two little boys and one incredible husband. When not dragging the men in her life across the globe you can find Keryn writing on her blog Walking On Travels, a site that gives hope to today's modern parent that doesn't see kids as a roadblock to travel, but an excuse to get out the door and explore. Keryn has laughed at the naysayers by bringing her boys to far off lands like China, Hong Kong, Japan, Hawaii, back and forth across the USA, Mexico, Canada, and even across Europe. Keryn loves to encourage families to take that first step out the door, the hardest step of all. Follow Keryn on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Google Plus.
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